‘I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare.’
– Vladimir Horowitz
The film contains mainly performances of classical works, but also provides an intimate look into Horowitz’s private life. A real must see!
INTERVIEWER: “Who is your favourite of all? ”
VH: “This one, no! This and this … those two!”
“Don’t be afraid! Say Rachmaninoff!”
VH: “Rachmaninoff is a pianist! I play with him … Rachmaninoff … He was a wonderful pianist and nice friend. He was my best friend… First of all he was composer, pianist and conductor. Three things at one, and first class all three, I think so…”